Hewlett Packard Enterprise got its start over 75 years ago because of two men who believed in their ideas. In 1939, our founders, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, started a revolution in a garage in Palo Alto, California - the original Silicon Valley startup, known as Hewlett Packard (HP).
Working with limited resources, the pair created a series of products—starting with audio oscillators used by sound engineers—sometimes using the Packard family oven to put on finishing touches. Their efforts impressed Walt Disney Studios, one of HP’s early customers, and set the course for a legacy of innovation and leadership that has never stopped.
From its origins in a Palo Alto garage, HP grew and evolved significantly into one of the world’s leading technology companies.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise today
In order to successfully maintain our market leading status, on 1st November 2015 HP separated into 2 new industry leading Fortune 50 companies. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) focusses solely on enterprise, both large and small – helping our customers use technology to turn ideas into value – transforming industries, markets and lives. We offer the most complete end-to-end portfolio in the market which spans servers, storage, networking, software, services and solutions. We bring the advantages of that scale, the breadth and depth of our portfolio, to solve our customers’ most challenging problems. That’s the reason we are the #1 or #2 leader in almost all product categories in which we compete.
We know that what we do is core to the businesses of our customers and partners. We are innovators at heart – that’s in our DNA. We will continue to bring forth the practical innovation we’ve always been known for – the pride we feel in inventing new ways to improve how we live and work. We work hard to nurture an inclusive culture where all of our employees contribute to tomorrow’s breakthroughs. After all, ingenious ideas and inspired thinking can come from anyone, anywhere, anytime.
And, there are new elements we want to explore, like agility, openness and partnership with our customers. It takes more than great technology to succeed in the world today. It also takes an environment where collaborative people, empowering technology, and transformative ideas come together to carry our customers forward faster. This is at the heart of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Innovation and partnership are our foundation - we’re here to help our customers go further, faster. Time to value defines success in today’s global markets. HPE enables companies to perform 4 key tasks in order to survive and thrive in the idea economy:
- Transform to a hybrid infrastructure
- Protect the digital enterprise
- Empower the data-driven organisation
- Enable workplace productivity.